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Front Row: Left to right - Jessica Miller, Francesca Chilargi, Amanda Lene, DeAnn Solt, Michael 
Sw?n (adviser). 

Back Row: Amanda Sill, Christy Sherdon, Pamela Bearth, Amy Jewett, Ashley McCullough, 
Darren Greiving, Rachel Julius, Dylon Storey, Jason Massingill. Not pictured - Brenda Kimmi, 
Kathleen Maack. 

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Ashley McCullough 

Managing Editor 

Rachel Julius 


Jason Massingill 

Associate Editor 

Darren Greiving 
Amanda Lene 

Photo Editors 

Amanda Lene 

Business Manager 

Brenda Kimmi 

Circulation Manager 

Amanda Sill 
Christy Sherdon 

Feature Writers 

Pamela Bearth 

Francesca Chilargi 

Amy Jewett 

Brenda Kimmi 

Kathleen Maack 

Jessica Miller 

DeAnn Solt 

Staff Writers 

Dylon Storey 

Computer Technician 

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Michael Swan 

Faculty Adviser 

On the cover. 

The ground breaking from the new 
dorms, the greatest story ever 
retold and Butler's best. 
Photos by Amanda Lene (ground 
breaking) and Darren Greiving. 

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901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 

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Story by Jessica Millar 
Photo by Amanda Lena 

Everyone expresses 
themselves in different ways. Some 
do it through the way they dress, 
others through works of 
literature. Then there are the art 
students at Butler County 
Community College, who express 
themselves in ways of art. 

fall. Haring received her bachelor's 
of Fine Arts from Emporia State 
University and was awarded her 
master's from Wichita State. She is 
starting her tenth year here, but 
previously she worked part-time 
here and at WSU. Haring also 
substituted in public schools around 

others, received his bachelor's 
from Wichita State and also his 
master's. When asked how long 
he'd been teaching, all he would 
reply was, "Longer than most of 
you have been alive." 

Mathews started his career 
at Heights High School in Wichita 

A Higher Level of Art 

Butler County is blessed 
with three skilled art instructors. 
Instructor John Oehm received his 
bachelor's of Fine Arts from the 
University of Nebraska. He 
continued his education at Wichita 
State University where he received 
his master's. He began teaching 
painting at WSU in 1981 and taught 
for 14 years before transferring 
here full-time in 1992. He is a 
successful artist, having had his 
work displayed in regional, national 
and international exhibits. 

Valerie Haring is starting 
her first full-time year at BCCC this 

the area before starting at Butler. 
Haring took over the position of 
"Lead Art Instructor" this fall when 
Lynn Havel retired last year. Being 
called the lead instructor doesn't 
mean she is more talented or a 
better teacher than the other art 
instructors, it just means she has a 
few more responsibilities. She does 
more work with recruitment and has 
more administrative tasks than 
other art instructors. Haring teaches 
Art Appreciation, Design and 
Drawing and Composition 1 . 

Roger Mathews is the third 
art teacher at Butler. He, like the 

and also taught night classes at 
BCCC. He's been a full-time 
teacher here for 20 years. He 
teaches Stained Glass 1 and 2, 
Jewelry Design 1 and 2, Computer 
Graphics 1 and 2, Ceramics 1 and 
2, Three -Dimensional Design and 
Three -Dimensional Animation. 

Mathews Gallery in 
Wichita contains sculptures, 
furniture, jewelry, stained glass 
windows and ceramic pieces all 
handmade by Mathews himself. 
Ninety percent of the work in his 
shop is his, but he does sell some 
student work. 

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When flipping through the 
Butler County Catalog, under the 
section listing clubs, you will find 
the art club. Technically, the art 
club has not been active for some 
time. Oehm 
explains that if 
anyone would 
like to recharge 
the art club, to 
contact him. It 
is a student- 
run club and 
Oehm would 
play the role of 
the adviser if 
there are 



feels the only school close to or 
equal to our program would be 
Johnson County Community 
College. The instructors at BCCC 
are able to offer extremely 
extensive courses. The program is 
set up to give the students the 
same education as if they were 
attending any major university in 
the state during the first two years. 

Each spring WSU holds 
competitions in the Staples Gallery 
and invites nearby schools to bring 
portfolios of individual students' 

work. The students' portfolios are 
judged and can lead to art 
scholarships to WSU. There is 
more than one competition to 
attend a year. Butler students 

The Erman B. White Gallery of Art is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 
no charge. The gallery is located on campus in the 700 Building. 

have been awarded the top 
scholarships at the WSU 
competition for several years in a 

Butler County Community 
College also holds its own portfolio 
day during the spring semester. 
The purpose of this day is to 
decide who the recipient of an art 
scholarship will be. The 
scholarships are funded through 
the Warren Hall Coutts III 
Memorial Art Scholarship Fund. If 
awarded this scholarship, the 

student has to be considered full- 
time, which consists of 12 hours, 
six of which must be art classes. 

The art department is also 
in charge of the Erman B. White 
Gallery of Art, 
located in the 
700 building 
here on 

campus. The 
Gallery opened 
this year with a 
show from 
Gordon Parks. 
His exhibit ran 
from Aug. 28 - 
Sept. 22. There 
will be various 
other art shows 
throughout the 
year. The hours for the Gallery are 
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 

"We've had a run of 
fabulous art students the past six 
or seven years," Oehm comments. 
He explains the art students 
always seem very dedicated and 
determined, which will take them 
far in life. 

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Making a Difference 

Story by Michael Swan Photo by Darren G r e 


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t Butler, students 
can learn how to help people 
burdened with the weight of 
addiction. Instructors like Jeff Cole 
prepare students to become 
substance abuse treatment and 

recovery counselors. 

Cole, 52, is an addictions 
certification instructor and started 
teaching here nearly seven years 
ago. He was in private practice at 
institutions in California for almost 

20 years before coming to Wichita 
to do the same thing. He soon 
spoke at Butler to one of Debbie 
Sawtelle's substance abuse 
classes. Afterwards, Sawtelle, who 
is lead instructor of the addictions 

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"The program is concerned with addictions, 

period," Cole says. This can include chemical 

dependency, eating addiction and others. 

program, took Cole aside. 

"She asked me 'Have you 
ever thought about teaching?'" 
Cole says. 

So, he became an adjunct 
instructor before filling in for 
Sawtelle last academic year while 
she was on sabbatical. This year, 
he is again full-time. 

Cole can draw on vast 
experiences in this area of 
counseling to help students in the 

He points out the program 
does not just focus on working with 
alcohol and drug addiction and the 
therapies involved. 

"The program is concerned 
with addictions, period," Cole says. 
This can include chemical 
dependency, eating addiction and 

"We have what we call the 
rule of thirds," Cole says: one-third 
of the people who enter a treatment 
program come out "clean and 
sober." Another third stay sober 
after more than one attempt. But 

another third "never sober up." 

Cole says the work can be 
frustrating at times but gave one 
example of a man who overcame 
numerous falls to get back up on 
his feet again. 

"In Palm Springs, I worked 
with an individual at an all men's 
facility called Michael's House. He 
had an inheritance where he could 
receive thirty to forty thousand 
dollars a month free and clear. He 
had 14 go-rounds at the facility. He 
was into coke, alcohol, marijuana, 
women. His family had denounced 

The man, who was 
"pushing 40," would do just enough 
to satisfy the board of directors, 
Cole says, and then fall back into 
his deep hole. 

"Then he had an 
awakening of his spiritual self. You 
have to find in you what has value." 

After all those tries, the 
man had discovered his self-worth, 
Cole points out. 

"It's when you can look in 

the mirror and you don't have to 
sneak up on the mirror in the 

In the course of his work 
Cole also has counseled gang 

"They trusted me and it 
was good therapy," Cole says. "I 
didn't judge their lifestyle." 

Cole also has been 
involved in "wilderness therapeutic 
programs," which are exactly what 
they sound like. 

"People can (also) discover 
their self worth out in nature," Cole 

He points out that people 
involved in such a program are 
divorced from the hustle and bustle 
of everyday life and can focus on 
what they need to do to help 

Butler's counseling and 
addiction programs prepare a 
student to apply to the state for 
certification in addictions 
counseling as a substance abuse 
treatment and recovery counselor. 

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Story by DeAnn Solt Photos by Darren Greiving 

Jesus (Roger Briggs) asks God 
if he can avoid being lynched. 

Playing Jesus can be a 

Nazareth and Jerusalem 

lallenging role. Roger Briggs, El have been transformed into Atlanta 

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Dorado sophomore, took on the and Valdosta, Ga., for this story. 

role of playing Jesus in the play 

There is a confrontation 

Cotton Patch Gospel: The Greatest with Herod, governor of Georgia, 

Story Ever Re-told. 

and his disciples, IRS agents. 

"Playing Jesus has its Eventually, Christ is lynched by a 
moments," Briggs says. "It is a gang of local thugs and rises again. 

character everyone knows, so 

Mr. Larry Patton, dean of 

people will notice if I am fine arts, chose the script along 


with his wife and co-director Vicki 

This production, by Russell Patton, who is the director of 

Treyz and Clarence Jordan, with music, 
music by Harry Chapin, is a 

Even with the part of 

modern-day look at the Matthew Jesus, there are no major roles in 
and John section of the Bible. This the play. Every actor has an 
play brings the Bible in to modern- equally important role on the stage. 

day thinking with a twist of 
Southern flare. 

"Everybody plays different 
characters in the ensemble," says 

The story follows Jesus, Patton. "No person has a major 
born in Gainesville, Fla., and tells role in comparison to others. This 
of his life and the path he leads his script is unique in that you have 

parents, Mary and Joseph, down. 

flexibility in the number of actors 

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that can be used." 

Originally, one actor played 
all of the characters in the play and 
four musicians performed the 
Bluegrass music. 

The directors chose this 
script because it could be adapted 
to the number of actors chosen for 
the play. 

For this performance, the 
play has been altered to include 14 

actors and a six-piece professional 
Bluegrass band, Kansas Heart, 
from the Wichita area. 

The actors had six weeks 
to practice for the performance, but 
they only had two days of 
rehearsal with the band. 

"It shouldn't be bad," says 
Briggs. "I have played gigs with 
people I've never met and 
everything went well. The band has 

the songs, so they just have to put 
it together." 

The play was held Oct. 4 - 
Oct. 8. 

Ticket sales benefit a 
majority of the 200 students who 
participate in the theatre, music 
and dance department. All money 
collected goes into the Butler 
County Community College activity 
scholarship fund. 

Jesus preaches to his disciples in The Cotton Patch Gospel. Roger Briggs, an El Dorado sophomore who played Jesus, says 
the role was a big challenge. 


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Above: Trying to tempt Jesus, the Devil stands alone in 
the spotlight. 

Above Right: Jesus and his disciples sing "Hotline to God" 
during a performance of the play. 

The girls line up for a dance number to the song "Jubilation" 
in Act Two of the play. 

The Cast 

Roger Briggs 
Robby Emerson 
Lisa Glatt 
Tiffani Lange 
Amber Nelson 
Vicki Patton 
Robert C. Ryan 

Erin Dochow 

Adam Engels 

Jeremy Henson 

Erin McClung 

Larry R. Patton 

Jon Pic 

Mika Satake 

Julie Stam 

Fropuctton Crew 

Light Board...., 


Follow Sports. 

Deck Crew 


Box Off ice 

...Brett Bible 

Darrell Isham 

.........Amanda Cook, 

Mel issa Wadsworth 

,.. .Derek Swoyer 

.....Mika Satake 

.Shera Latimer, David Lucas, Marcie 


Stage Crew 

Keith Ashley, Annette Bailey, Eric Bean, Erin Dochow, 
Trystan Donley, Tiffani Hefley, Jeremy Henson, Julia 
Marklewitz, Luke Quade, Brett Rausch, Caleb Reid, 
Robert Ryan, Tammy Sommerhauser, Michelle Wilson 



"Kansas Heart' 

Banjo.................... ......... 


Fiddle....... .......................... 



Vicki Patton 

...Mike Theobald 
.Vickie Theobald 
..........Rob Loren 

...Robbie Melton 
.....Mark Bennett 

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up for the 

The AEC is an I 



program which 

has a team of four 

playing a game 

like Jeopardy 

What is the scientific study of the 
size, composition, distribution and 
changes in the human population? 

Solferino, puce, magenta, lilac, 
lavender, plum and violet -- to what 
secondary color do these hues and 
tints refer? 

Which French philosopher of the 
Enlightenment said: "If God did not 
exist, it would be necessary to 
invent him"? 

(These are examples of practice 
questions the Academic Challenge 

team uses. Look at the end of the 
story for the answers.) 

The Academic Excellence 
Challenge (AEC) is an activity 
scholarship program which has a 
team of four playing a game like 
Jeopardy. The AEC competition is 
against other community colleges 
in the state of Kansas. The teams 
earn points by answering a tossup 
question worth 10 points. Then 
they get a chance to answer a 
bonus question worth up to 20 
points if they get the tossup right. 
Each college has teachers and 
coaches write up questions for the 

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Story by Brenda Kimmi 
Photo by Darren Greiving 

challenge. The questions are 
based on what they should learn in 
their two-year college experience. 

The members on this 
year's team are: El Dorado 
freshman Seth Bentz, Dallas 
freshman Valerie Borger, Wichita 
sophomore Vivienne Clark, 
Norwich freshman Nicole Hoyt, 
Wichita sophomore Lindsay 
McKay, Douglass freshman Calvin 
Niblack III, Augusta freshman 
Kevin Leis and Derby sophomore 
Paula Stanislaus. Crysta Baier is 
this year's new adviser. 

"I wanted to join the team 

because I couldn't afford to 
continue my education without a 
scholarship, and I wanted to go as 
long as possible without student 
loans," McKay says. "Besides, I 
love trivia and I have been 
watching Jeopardy for the past 
seven or eight years, and I wanted 
to put it to good use." 

To receive the AEC 
scholarship you must have no more 
than 72 credit hours, you cannot 
have a degree and you must be a 
full-time student. There are 12 
scholarships available for this 

AEC takes place in the 
spring but they practice all through 
the fall. The team practices three 
hours per week. Preliminaries are 
in February, Regionals in March 
and Semifinals and Finals are in 

Besides the games they 
also help run the high school 
version, High Q. 

The 1997 AEC team won 
State. In 1996 and 1999 the teams 
took second place. 

Stanislaus joined the team 
because her English teacher, 
Teresa Baumgartner, asked her if 
she would consider it. 

Baumgartner was the 
previous coach. 

"I always enjoyed watching 
shows like Jeopardy and playing 
games such as Trivial Pursuit," 
Stanislaus says. 

"Making new and dear 
friends through time spent together 
practicing or traveling to quiz 
meets is the best thing that has 
happened to me," Stanislaus says. 

(Answers: Demography, 
Purple, Voltaire.) 

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The WBL program at Butler 

includes students from as far 

away as Australia 

Story by Amy Jewett Photo by Darren Greiving 

Taking Your 
Job to School 

Work Based 

Learning/Cooperative Education 
(WBL) has been helping students to 
gain practical experience in their 
field. Many employers and 
students have participated in WBL, 
which is expanding more every 
year. WBL is a program that 
combines the classroom with 
related careers. Students that 
enroll in WBL can have a career 
related to their studies. 

Students can benefit by 
earning college credit while making 
money and meeting professionals 
in their field. 

The coordinator is assigned 
to a student and then contacts them 
and they meet the employer to get 
better understanding of the 
student's expectations and 
requirements. Also at this meeting, 
goals are set for the student to 

achieve. The student receives a 
portfolio, which includes all the 
assignments that are required. 
Each month there is a sheet to fill 
out about different subjects to be 
turned in to the coordinator along 
with how many hours were worked 
that month. The students have an 
option of taking up to six credit 
hours a semester and a maximum 
of 24 credits. Every 75 hours is 
equal to one credit. 

Benefits to students include 
no required textbook fee or 
classroom time, plus money and 
college credit. The class cost is the 
same as all other classes per credit 
hour and no fees. The coordinator 
is always available 24 hours a day, 
seven days a week. If a student 
does not have a job, WBL 
coordinator(s) will work with that 
student to develop a resume and 

interviewing skills. This will also 
give greater opportunities for 
permanent job employment. 
Obtaining the job is all up to the 
student. WBL will always be 
available if help is needed. 

The WBL helps speed up 
the process of getting a degree and 
faster progression. Probably one of 
the most important values to be 
learned is for the student to get an 
idea of the real world and how 
different it really is. WBL graduates 
usually start salaries out 15-20 
percent higher than students that 
have not taken WBL, according to 
the BCCC WBL web page. 

Dena Smoot is the WBL 
Program Director and has recently 
been recruiting more and more 
interested students. She really 
enjoys and encourages every 
student of any career to sign up. 
WBL has approached recruiting in 
many different ways including 
sending students letters, but what 
seems to be the best is word of 
mouth. Smoot is available for 
interested students. She believes 
that WBL is one of the best classes 
for older, younger or newer 
students to try. 

Asked if students from 
other states are interested, Smoot 

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replies, " Here at Butler the farthest 
student enrolled was from 

This is definitely a plus that 
others besides Kansans are 
interested in BCCC's WBL. 

Basically, WBL recognizes 
the value of a student's work 
experiences that are related to their 
career and can help with 
communications skills. Something 
as simple as that can one day help 

Two reports are assigned 
along with the monthly worksheets, 
which are turned in at the end of the 
semester. That means a whole 
semester to work on two papers 
about work related subjects, how 
easy can it get? The first 
assignment is to write an opening 
statement about career goals, what 
can be learned, responsibilities, 

and, most of all, the things that 
were learned. A resume and job 
description will also be required 
which is necessary to keep at all 
times. Some jobs are structured or 
daily assignments are planned out. 
Depending on credits, career 
development activities are 
assigned. The tougher assignment 
is a five-page paper on academics. 
The student is given three options 
to choose from and whatever suits 
the student the best will be the 

Given this information, 
WBL is an organization to benefit 
those interested in furthering their 
education as well as their 
occupation. A student can get their 
degree faster. WBL provides 
students with a realistic course in 
college education and can only 
benefit a student in the future. 






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Crowds of people. The 
smell of pizza and comdogs. Kids 
enjoying the rides. All were part of 
the scene at this year's Kansas 
State Fair. The fair was home to 
many events this year, such as 
singing, agriculture and the ever- 
exciting rides. Butler County 

for the half-hour show." 

El Dorado sophomore 
Danial Porter says, "It was an honor 
to perform at the Kansas State Fair. 
I was happy with the performance; 
especially with the little time we 
had to prepare." 

The fair also gave Butler 

the chance 
to advertise 
for the 
college at 
their booth 

"The fair is 


exposure for 

the Fine Arts 

department, " 

said Instructor 

Mrs. Valerie 


Story and Photos by 
Jason Massingill 

Community College (BCCC) 
students participated in many of 
these events. 

The Headliners put on a 
concert there Sept. 15. They had 
28 singers, six combo members 
and two stage managers. "TV 
shows" was the theme of this 
year's performance. The 
Headliners sang songs from such 
shows as the Fresh Prince of Bel- 
Air, Friends, The Brady Bunch, 
Batman, the Monkees and many 

Instructor Mrs. Valerie 
Mack says, "The fair is great 
exposure for the Fine Arts 
department. The Headliners had 
been practicing a month to prepare 

in the 

Industrial Building. The booth gave 
BCCC the chance to recruit future 
students and inform the public 
about the school. The booth also 
had written information and fliers 
about programs the school offers. 
The workers gave fake tattoos to 
children and had a drawing to win 
emery boards. 

Mr. Ev Kohles, admissions 
counselor, says, "The booth has 
been at the Kansas State Fair for 
15 to 20 years." 

The Kansas State Fair also 
gives the livestock judging team a 
chance to practice. The fair had 
many different kinds of livestock to 
practice on such as steers, pigs, 
sheep and heifers. 

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Batman, Chico Clark, takes out 
Villain, Jeremy Henson, at the 
performance. The concert was held 
at the Farm Bureau Arena. 


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The Headliners 
performed many 
songs during their 
half hour show. The 
Headliners had 
choreography for 
almost all their 

Your money 

How often do you find 
yourself short on cash or struggling 
to pay your bills? Well, you are not 
the only one. Budgeting money is 
something everybody has a 
problem with sooner or later. 

Many students make 
enough money to pay regular living 
expenses like car payments, rent 
and groceries. The problem is, 
students like to buy things they 
really don't need. These things 
could range from a CD player for 
your car, going out to eat or even 
the odds and ends you think you 
must have. 

There are many ways to 
save money, but most students 
recommend opening a savings 
account. A savings account is a 
good idea because you can keep 

Budgeting money 

can be hard. Find 

out how to eave 

money and still 

have eome left 


Story by Katie Maack 
Photos by Darren Greiving 

track of what you're spending your 
money on. Another reason for 
opening a bank account would be 
the fact you won't have all your 
money on you. So, a person won't 
be as tempted to buy the things 
they don't really need. 

If you don't have a bank 
account or don't like the idea of 
putting money in the bank, there 
are a few alternatives. You can 
always take a certain amount of 
money from every paycheck, then 
put the money away in a safe 
place. By doing this, your money 
will begin to add up. Another thing 
you should do is make a list every 
month of your bills. If you make a 
list of bills and when they're due, 
you'll have a good idea how much 
should be saved. Also, you'll know 

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Common student expenses include 
rent, utilities, car payments, cellular 
phone bills, gas, groceries and even 
tuition. Some students find it easier 
to live at home because you don't 
have to worry about the extra 
expenses. (Photo illustration.) 

how much extra money you should 
end up with for the month. This way 
you'll know if you're going to be 
able to afford those new shoes 
you're dying to have. 

One of the biggest 
problems with trying to save money 
is buying things you really don't 
need. The biggest step to 
budgeting your money is being able 
to tell yourself 'no' if it's not a 
necessity. Almost everyone has the 
problem of seeing something they 
think they just have to have, so 
they buy it. There are a couple of 
ways to handle that problem. One 
way would be, before going 
shopping, make a list of only the 
things needed and don't buy 
anything else even if it catches 
your eye. If it's still really tempting 
to buy something not on your list, 
try telling yourself, 'no, it's really not 
needed.' If making a list doesn't 
work, then when you go shopping 
and see something you just have to 
have, ask yourself before buying it 
if it'll be needed within the next 24 
to 48 hours. If it's not needed within 
two days, then wait to buy it. Now if 

it's going to be needed within two 
days, then it could be purchased 
but make sure you'll have the extra 
money first. 

Budgeting money is a very 
important lesson. If you can't 
manage money, than it's going to 
be hard trying to make it on your 
own. Even if there happens to be a 
little extra spending money, don't 
spend it, save it. If that money gets 
spent then you'll just be out of luck 
when you get that speeding ticket 
or find a misplaced bill. 

Steps to 
Budgeting Money 

1 . Open a bank account if you 
don't already have one. 

2. Take out a set amount from 
every paycheck and don't spend it. 

3. Make a list of your bills and 
when they're due every month. 

4. Before going shopping, make a 
list and stick to it. 

5. Determine if it's needed within 
two days. 

6. If you can live without it for two 
days, then you don't need it. 

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Students struggle 
with cooking for themselves 

Photo and Story by Amanda Sill 

Before college started, every student had a 
decision to make, to live in the dorms or off campus. 
For those brave souls who chose to try living out on 
their own for the first time, many are in the midst of a 
traumatic shock. Unfortunately, you can not bring your 
mom with you to college. So, who is going to cook for 
you? A variety of students around campus were 
interviewed to see how and if they were surviving on 
their "delicious" cuisine. 

Freshmen Marshall Ford and Eric Reusser, 
both from Eureka, share an apartment and recipes. 
Ford invents the meals and Reusser is used as the 
guinea pig to critique his masterpieces. Reusser just 


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"loves" it when Ford makes his homemade peanut 
butter, jelly, pickle and mayonnaise sandwich on wheat 

bread, of course, and then a tall glass of Grape Kool- 

aid to top it off. One thing they can agree on is 

Chinese food. 

Reusser says, "I can eat sweet and sour 
chicken all day." 

The only problem with eating Chinese food is 
the expense. Ford and Reusser will only allow 

themselves to spend $30 a month on groceries. They 

buy noodles, ground beef, tomato sauce and Kool-aid . 

If students are ever up in time for breakfast, 

they can stop by the apartment of freshmen Liz Davis 

and Mary Hunter. They are also from Eureka. They will 

fix you up their specialty, scrambled eggs with mustard 

on top and French toast. Their refrigerator always has 

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strawberry Juicey Juice and Wild Cherry Pepsi in it. 

They have a large amount of food in their cupboards 

because they spend at least $200 a month on 


Freshman Rosann Wheat of Hamilton is 
constantly eating very unusual concoctions that she 
invents. She likes to take potato chips of any flavor and 
crumble them into baked beans. She also puts ranch 
dressing on anything that will hold still, including pizza, 
burritos, sandwiches and fries. 

For the most part, students appear to be taking 
care of themselves well. At least none of them have 
died because of malnutrition or food poisoning, yet. The 
mothers of these students would surely be appalled if 
they knew what weird foods their children were 
consuming while they're away at college. Getting to 
choose your own food is one of the many advantages 
of living on your own. 

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Riches to rags; from being pampered by your parents to living 

on your own 

Story and Photos by Amanda Lene 

"Hurray!" Stephanie Fisk, 
Wichita freshman, thought to 
herself as she put her car into 
reverse and backed out of the 
driveway. The same driveway that 
had welcomed her home when she 
was past curfew. Fisk and her 
family also shared many memories 
in the driveway, including her 
joyous occasion to come -- her 
journey into a whole new world. 
Now that day was here and she 
was finally on her own. Out in the 
real world with real people and on 
her way to the dorms. 

Suddenly the thought hit 
her. This was to be her new home 
for the next two years and she had 
no idea what to expect. 

"I did not have a clue about 
my roommates or my living 
conditions," Fisk says. "I didn't even 
know what I would be eating for 
dinner that evening." 

But remembering that she 
was an adult now and in the real 

world, Fisk took a deep breath and 
slowly tiptoed up to the door -- her 
door. Then she shakily put the key 
into the knob, slowly opening the 
door to meet her new family. 
Finally, Fisk knew that it would be 
all right and she exhaled. 

With many students living 
in the dorms, their first impressions 
were much like Stephanie's. Belle 
Plaine freshman Terretta Bethel 
says, "You are taking baby steps 
toward living on your own without 
all of the financial responsibilities of 
being on your own. Plus I think 
living in the dorm is a good way to 
meet lots of other students with the 
same interests as yours." 

But even though some 
students do have complaints about 
dorm living, most are content and 
just happy to be away from home. 

Freshman Ben Robertson 
from Maize says, "Even though the 
west dorms leave a lot to be 
desired, I feel they are sufficient 

living quarters. And I realize that 
everyone involved with housing, 
including Dan McFadden (Housing 
Director) among others, are 
working diligently to make things as 
pleasant as possible." 

Here is some good news 
for you dorm residents who had 
trouble getting into the dorms or 
were forced to find off-campus 
housing, because of the lack of 
rooms and long waiting lists. 
Improvements on campus are 
venturing into our area. The need 
for more campus housing has been 
an increasing problem at Butler. On 
Aug. 31, the Board of Trustees 
gave their final approval for the 
construction of a new dorm. The 
new dorm will be located directly 
north of the 1500 building and west 
of the east dorm. The expected 
completion date has been set for 
July 1 , 2001 , just in time to house 
next fall's students. 

"I believe that for the next 

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Members of the Board of Trustees and the vice- 
president of student services break ground on 
Sept. 12 for the construction of the estimated $3.4 
million dorm. Left to right: Wilma Howell, Dalton 
Patterson, David Valerio, Steve Pershall, Gayle 
Krause, David Cox, Bill Rinkenbaugh (VP of 
student services) and Debbie Hinnen (board chair). 

couple of years there should not be second floor. A walkway will 

perimeters and parking lot. A 
keyless building entrance system 
with a proximity card will provide 
residents access to the building. 

Norwich freshman Katie Hill 

a waiting list," McFadden says. 

connect the two dorms. A laundry says, "I was thrilled about the news 

The new residence hall will facility will be located on the second of a new dorm, because after being 

house 130 coed students. The 
majority of the rooms will house 

floor. put on the waiting list and not 

The new two-story building getting in, I was forced to find 

two students who will share a will be nearly 28,000 square feet, another place to live off campus, 
bathroom with an adjoining room and will look similar to the east and Now I don't have to worry about 
while a small portion will house west dorms. The total construction getting into the dorms next fall." 

three students with their own 

cost for the dorm is estimated at 

For those planning on living 

bathroom. Each room will have around $3.4 million. With additional on campus next fall, this doesn't 
provisions for a telephone, cable, housing, parking will be expanded mean you can wait until the last 

Internet, microwave and 

to provide 100 additional stalls. minute to fill out your housing 

refrigerator. The dorm will also Access to the dorms will be application or the intent to return 

include a different style vanity, improved with the installation of form. Many students are already 

overhead lights and a fire sprinkler another drive from the east dorm applying for next year, and if you 

system. The new hall will have an parking lot to the new parking lot. want a specific dorm then you need 

elevator allowing special needs The dorm will be equipped with to apply early. For a survival guide, 

students to have access to the safety video cameras to monitor the see the back cover. 

The Grizzly 

On the UJay_ 

To an education that will last a lifetime 

Story by Francesca Chilargi and Photo by Pamela Bearth 

Every student has a decision to 
make after graduation, whether 
to go to college or enter the 
workforce. After deciding to go 
to college, then comes the decision 
of what type of college to go to, a 
community college or a university? 
Many students don't even know 
their major yet. The decision of 
what type of college to enroll in 
doesn't come very easy. 

Butler County Community 
College (BCCC) is a two-year 
college that offers students flexible 
class schedules and various 
different courses. There are 7,500 
students enrolled overall with 
BCCC, according to Bill 
Rinkenbaugh, vice president of 
student services. One of the 
conveniences at BCCC is it offers 
classes at the main campus in El 
Dorado and also in Andover, Rose 
Hill, McConnell Air Force Base, 
Eureka, Cottonwood Falls, Council 
Grove, Augusta and Marion. BCCC 
gives students the opportunity to 

take classes on-line regardless of 
what city, state or country they live 
in. There are all kinds of clubs and 
organizations for students to get 
involved in such as the newspaper 
The Lantern, the magazine The 
Grizzly, choir, band, theater, radio, 
television and the list goes on. 

The tuition at BCCC is 
$46.50 per credit hour and the cost 
of books on average can run $350 
a semester. Room and board costs 
an average of $1,810 per 
semester. BCCC offers many 
scholarships. The student to 
teacher ratio at BCCC is no more 
than 20 students per teacher, 
according to Gene George, director 
of reseach and institutional 
effectiveness. The classes are 
small to allow the instructors to give 
more individualized attention to 

Another community college 
that offers cheaper tuition and 
smaller classes than the larger 
state universities is Dodge County 

Community College in Dodge City, 
with a student body of 2,500. 
According to the admissions office 
at Dodge, the cost of tuition is $46 
per credit hour. There are 35 clubs 
and organizations for students to 
get involved in. The type of 
scholarships offered include 
academic scholarships that depend 
on grade point averages, activity 
scholarships, technical scholarships 
and athletic scholarships. 

4 year Colleges 

For students that choose to 
go another route instead of a 
community college, Kansas 
University is the choice of many in 
the state. Located in Lawrence, 
the 25,400-student body includes 
5,600 freshmen. The two other 
major locations where KU offers 
classes are in Topeka and a 
medical university in Wichita. The 
cost of tuition and housing is 
$6,828.50 a year, according to last 
year's statistics from the 
admissions office. The cost of 

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books averages $250-500 per 
semester. KU offers scholarships 
for leadership skills, academics and 
athletic accomplishments. These 
range from $500-15,000 a year. 

Wichita State University 
(WSU) is a university that offers 
150 clubs and organizations 
sponsored by students. The 
student body is 14,613 students 
with 2,772 freshmen, according to 
last year's statistics from the 
admissions office. WSU has 461 
full-time faculty members, 
according to the admissions office. 
The size of the campus is 330 

There are also smaller 
campuses in Wichita, downtown, 
on the west and south side and at 
the Hughes Metro-Complex. The 
tuition cost is $90.80 per credit 
hour and it includes student fees. 
The cost of housing per semester 
is $2,010, according to the Housing 
and Residence Life office at WSU. 
The cost of books depends on how 
many classes a student takes, if 
the books are new or old and how 
many are needed per class. One of 
the internship programs offered at 
WSU is Cooperative Education and 
it allows students to get paid for 
their career-related job while 

earning class credit. WSU offers 
the largest Cooperative Education 
Program in Kansas and is in the 
top 10 nationally, according to the 
admissions office at WSU. One of 
the scholarships offered at WSU is 
the Transfer Scholarship that's 
offered to students who transfer 
from a community college. It's 
worth $1,000 and is offered every 
semester. The qualifications are 
students must have a 3.0 GPA and 
be enrolled full-time. 

Kansas State University in 
Manhattan offers internships for all 
their undergraduate and graduate 
students. The size of the campus 
is 670 acres and there is another 
smaller campus in Salina. Ninety 
percent of the student body is from 
Kansas and the other ten percent 
are from different states and 

countries. According to last year's 
statistics, K-State's student body 
numbers 20,000 and 3,504 are 
freshmen. There are 375 student 
organizations for students to join. 
The cost of tuition is $1,163 for 12 
credit hours per semester, books 
cost an average of $200-300 and 
housing is $2,000 per semester, 
according to the admissions office. 
Three out of four graduates at K- 
State have some kind of internship. 
Whether you choose to 
enroll in a community college or a 
university, it depends on the cost of 
tuition, books and housing and the 
student to teacher ratio. And if 
you're ready for a large campus 
with 26,000 students or a campus 
with 2,500 students, the choice is 

This is the main campus of Butler in El 
Dorado. Many students like the idea of a 
smaller campus compared to a university. 

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The Sptrtt of 


Story and Photo by Pamela Bearth 

The new Education Center at M c C o n n e 1 1 AFB 

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any students 
go through the 
big decision on 
where they want to attend college. 
Students who choose Butler 
County Community College not 
only select the school, but they are 
also able to pick what location they 
want to attend. There's the main 
campus in El Dorado, which 
contains many of the traditional 
surroundings, such as the student 
union and the Nixon Library. Some 
less traditional sites that students 
could attend can be found in 
Andover, Eureka, Augusta, 
Cottonwood Falls, McConnell Air 
Force Base, Rose Hill, Marion and 
Council Grove. Staff at each site is 
trained and qualified to give 
students the proper learning skill 
and to give assistance that will 
allow them to succeed in life. 

"Every site has the 
common goal to help students 
learn and accomplish their goals," 
says President Dr. Jacqueline 
Vietti. Having this many sites 
allows the college to bring the 
education to the people instead of 
having the people go to the 

Students can find Butler 
County Community College sites 
that are only ten minutes from their 
house rather than having to drive 
30 to 40 minutes away. 

"Being an international 
student, I looked for the place that 
had the cheapest tuition and basic 
courses," says Craig Maimba. 

This allows both full-time 
and part-time students to have 
more time for going to work, 
studying or having some personal 
time outside of school. 

"I chose the Andover 
campus because it is cheaper and 
more peaceful," says Charles 

Every one of the sites has 
general classes like math and 
English, but some sites also have 
classes of their own. El Dorado has 
all the major technical programs 
while Rose Hill, McConnell AFB 
and Andover have a Microsoft 
training program that teaches 
people how to use computers. The 
buildings at each of the sites 
provide a unique atmosphere for 
the students to work in. This gives 
the students the chance to work in 
a variety of surroundings and 

benefit from it. 

The McConnell AFB site 
expansion has provided BCCC with 
advancement opportunities. The 
new two-story 40,000 square foot 
Consolidated Education Center not 
only has 23 classrooms but it 
contains a cafe right down the hall. 
They serve a variety of sodas, 
cappuccinos, espressos and frozen 
coffees. There are also many types 
of cold sandwiches, pizza, chips, 
cookies and bagels to choose from. 

"This is going to be a great 
place for people to relax, unwind, 
study, meet with friends or make 
new friends," says Community 
Support Flight Chief Wendy 
Ozment (according to the Aug. 25 
edition of the McConnell AFB 
newspaper, Contrails). 

The classrooms include 
nicely furnished chemistry and 
biology labs, computer labs with 
new high tech Internet access, a 
test control area and local civilian 
programs. The education facility 
houses the base library that holds 
42,000 books, 60 magazines, two 
study rooms and 400 music CDs. 
Call 759-4252 if interested in 

adds one more sub site to Butler County 

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2 7 

"It's a family atmosphere. 

Sitting in the coach's office, I jotted down 
questions to ask him. I occasionally glanced up as 
people walked by, hoping to catch a glimpse of him. To 
my left the television is blasting on CNN and the room 
is decorated in a football motif. There are piles of 
notebooks, videotapes aligned in the bookshelf along 
the wall and pictures of former Butler football players. 
From the tidy clutter of the room, one can only expect 
at any minute to see a short, balding old man who 
forgot where he placed his glasses to walk through the 
door. Instead, Coach Troy Morrell enters and firmly 
grasps my hand in a handshake. And from 

introductions alone he can be described as a tall man 
with an athletic build and just enough attitude to take 
Butler to yet another outstanding year. But as we sit 
and discuss Butler's football program, I see another 
side of him that I was unable to before. When he 
discusses his out-of-state football players, it is as if he 
is the proud parent talking about his own sons. How 
they need a little more support than in-state players 
because they're so far from home. 

Coach Morrell says, "It is a family type 
atmosphere. Everyone is together and helps one 
another - that's why we are successful academically 

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Story by 
Christy Sherdon 
Photos by 
Darren Greiving 
and Amanda 

Everyone is together..." 

and in football as well." 

And his players come to Butler searching for 
several things, too, such as good leadership, superior 
facilities, and, most importantly, a good education. 

Galveston, Texas freshman Davon Rodgers, 
wide receiver, says, "I like Butler because of the 
facilities and the teachers really try their best to help 

And to top that off they get the opportunity to 
play for a school that has an excellent football program. 
Since 1980, Butler has won nine conference 
championships, 13 bowl games and three national 


After their two-year stint at Butler, the players 
have the privilege of attending any four-year college in 
the nation. 

"Lots of sophomores -- an average of 12 a 
year, sign with Division 1 schools," Coach Morrell says. 

We have to keep in mind, too, that these out- 
of-state players are far from home and living another 
lifestyle all together. 

New Orleans freshman Ronald McClendon, 
running back, says, "It's kind of different to come to a 
small town out of a big city, but you get to focus more 

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(left) Running back Ronald McClendon scores a touchdown 
in Butler's first game against Northeastern , Okla. His 
nickname is Goldie because he has a mouth full of gold. 


on your grades and football and people here are real relationship," McClendon says. "I talk to him when I 

Coming to a small town like El Dorado would 

have a question and about personal stuff too." 

The important thing to remember is these 

be a real culture shock. Your activities would decrease players want to be here. Through all the hard work and 
considerably compared to the pastimes big cities have competition, they stuck with it. And in doing so, they as 
to offer such as amusement parks, bigger and better a team were brought together. 

malls, movie theaters and just more places to go and 
things to do. 

Naples, Fla. freshman James Cody, defensive 
back, says, "It's like a family. We're real close. If I have 

Compared to a house, a small dorm shared by a problem or anything, I'll go to my coach and talk to 

another person would be challenging. 

"I like Butler because of the independence and 

him about it and the coaches push me to the limits." 

The players and coaches have a very positive 

my roommate, Jimarr Gallon, and I have a cool outlook about how this season will go. And judging 

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g/Ve a heads up after a Grizzly score. Butler later won the 
game against Northeastern Oklahoma, 21-3. 

from the players' dedication in the hot weather they 
have practiced in, there is no doubt that they can 
accomplish anything. 

Coach Morrell says, "I'm very optimistic. We 
lave a lot of talented players but also a lot of young 
players. It's a little uncertain. Leadership and clarity is 
going to play a large role." 

Many of the players have a more outgoing 


Rodgers said, "This season is going to go 
good. Because we practice three times a day and 
we're really dedicated and we better win." 


Christy: How do you recruit players from out of state? 

Coach: We tell them what we have to offer such as 

academic studies and tradition. 

Christy: Why do you recruit out-of-state players? 

Coach: I'll get like 500 phone calls from kids who 

want to come here. (And there's only 75 jucos [junior 

colleges] in the country that play football.) 

Christy: How many out-of-state players are you 


Coach: In (Jayhawk) conference rules you can only 

have 12 out-of-state on the roster. But conferences 

around the country are different. Texas gets five, 

Mississippi gets 10 and some like Dixie can have an 

unlimited number. 

Christy: How do you find these players? 

Coach: We look at many different publications and try 

to pinpoint top players and contact their coaches to 

see what their academic situation is. And we get film 

on them and go out of state to meet them. 

Christy: Do the players interact well with one 


Coach: They (out-of-state players) take more 

attention because of being away fiom home and we 

get them a host family (F.A.N.S. - Friends & Athletes 

Nurturing Success) which gives them a chance to 

interact with community members. 

Christy: What is one of the setbacks of being a 


Coach: A lot of players don't realize the 

competitiveness of football and give up. In the few 

years that I've been here, it's been this way. 

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Dorm survival guide 

1. Save money. 

2. If you live in the east or west dorm, bring a space carpet or something to put on your 
hard floor to prevent sickness. 

3. Bring lamps for the east dorm; it is pretty dim. 

4. Bring a flashlight to the west dorm so you can see at night when walking through the r 

5. Bring a cell phone to call home, because it is very expensive to get hooked up through 
Southwestern Bell. 

6. If you are far away from home, bring lots of phone cards to call home. 

7. Never sit straight up in bed if you have a bunk bed. 

&>. Compromise with your roommate as much as possible because you are together. 

9. Save your change for the washers ar\d dryers. Hint: Take your laundry to your parents' 

10. Bring TV and VCR for entertainment. 

11. Bring video games for entertainment; plus everyone will want to come over and play. 

12. Bring a radio or CD player to listen to. 

13. Bring a computer to check your e-mail and to play games. You might want to use it to do 
your homework on, so you wont epend so much time in the library. 

14. Bring lots of snack foods. 

15. Bring a microwave. 

16. Bring plastic plates, napkins and silverware. 

17. Don't be shy. Go out and meet people. 

13. Do unto others, as you would want done to you. 

19. Be respectful to your roommate. 

20. Don't leave your stuff lying around. 

21. Ask before taking something that doesn't belong to you. 

22. Bring things to decorate your dorms. 

23. Apply early for next year's dorms if you plan on attending next year. 

24. Bring towels, linens, pillow, blankets or any additional accessories that you wish to use. 

25. At night, make sure you are with someone when walking around campus. 

26. Bring lots of hangers for clothes. 

27. West dorm guys, start getting used to cold showers. 

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